Oct 9, 2012 1:00am PDT
romney won. just 20% believe mr. obama prevailed. rasmussen dale tracking poll today has the race tied among likely voters. 48% each. in iowa and colorado, the president is hanging tough. in iowa, it's obama 49, romney 47. colorado, obama 49, romney 48. both are dead heats within the margin of error. joining us from washington, democratic strategist marge mcclinton in for juan williams and mary katherine ham. the pugh number, 49-45 surprised me, mary katherine. same with you? >> i was a little surprised at how far it moved. i'm not surprised it's moving in mitt romney's favor. i mean, this was 70 million people watching and the guy who showed up, mitt romney showed up to do that job that night was the best he had ever looked and certainly obama, the worst he ever looked on a stage with someone else, i would say when we have seen him in the situations before. people tuned in those 70 million people thinking they were going to be a colts-packers fight, but they were surprised. i think the amount of that surprise worked in romney's favor. i will point out that the pugh survey is probably
Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
polls show him gaining ground, and his crowds have picked up, and last night in florida, romney opened up telling about his last visit with an old friend paralyzed in a tragic accident. >> they pushed his wheelchair forward, and he came up, and i reached over and put my arm on his shoulder, and i whispered into his ear, and i said, billy, i love you, and god bless you. i got a call from a friend that he died the next day after that visit. it's rare that you get the chance to tell someone how much you love them when you still can. >> can romney keep gaining ground, or will president obama maintain his advantage in those battleground states that matter most? we'll look at the race from all angles this morning and we begin with the campaign's ed gillespie for mitt romney, robert gibbs for barack obama and, robert, let me begin with you. how much difference did governor romney make wednesday night? >> well, look, george, i think governor romney had a masterful theatrical performance just this past week, but the underpinnings and foundation of that performance were fundamentally dishonest.